DeWALT Miter Saw Recall Investigation
The Lyon Firm is investigating injury claims related to the DeWALT saw recall due to an alleged safety defect. Contact the firm for a free consultation.
DeWalt Industrial Tool Company is recalling around 1.4 million DeWALT 12-inch Sliding Compound Miter Saws because the saw’s rear safety guard can break or detach. The alleged miter saw defect poses an injury hazard due to projectiles that can strike the user and bystanders.
Consumer safety advocates say the miter saw defect may also pose a laceration hazard to users who could come into direct contact with the DeWALT miter saw blade.
The company has received over 500 reports of the rear safety guard assembly or components breaking or detaching, and at least nine reports of miter saw-related injuries.
The DeWALT saw recall involves DWS779, DWS780 and DHS790 Miter Saws with a yellow body and DeWALT logo. Saws with date codes 2019 04 through 2022 04 are affected.
For the affected DWS779 and DWS780 models, the date codes are marked on the black plastic motor end cap next to the nameplate. For the DHS790 model, the date code is marked on the outside of the plastic yellow housing next to the batteries.
The miter saws, made in Taiwan and Mexico, were sold at Lowe’s, The Home Depot, hardware stores nationwide, and online from April 2019, through May 2022.
The Lyon Firm has experience litigating personal injury and product liability cases nationwide. Defective power tools injure thousands of consumer each year and victims have a right to seek compensation.